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The Case Study of San Juan: Bringing Ecosystem Governance for a More Sustainable Community 11:00 am
The Case Study of San Juan: Bringing Ecosystem Governance for a More Sustainable Community @ Brock University - Schmon Tower, Room 105
Jan 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Andean Paramo is a fragile ecosystem that hosts high diversity and plays an important role in moderating climate and water discharge towards the amazon basin. The Chimborazo region of Ecuador is highly vulnerable to the advance of industrial/conventional agricultural activities and the changing climate, which is severely affecting water management and ecosystem health. The presentation will set the stage of a large project that involves the indigenous population of San Juan and discuss the way forward to enhance community sustainability and resilience through concepts such as ecosystem governance, ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change and landscape restoration. This seminar is hosted by the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre.
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Post-Stroke Depression 12:00 pm
Post-Stroke Depression @ Online
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The prevalence of stroke is increasing with the aging Canadian population. One third of patients experiencing a stroke will develop post stroke depression (PSD). PSD is associated with a reduced quality of life, poorer functional outcomes and increased risk of mortality. The Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care recommend that all stroke survivors be screened for depression. These guidelines also recommend initiating a referral process for PSD patients and offering appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies. This presentation will discuss the prevalence and impact of PSD, and develop an approach for the assessment and management of PSD patients. This webinar is hosted by brainXchange.
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Lunch & Learn: The Business Case for Creating Inclusive Workplaces 12:00 pm
Lunch & Learn: The Business Case for Creating Inclusive Workplaces @ Big Marco's Italian Restaurant
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Ontario’s Accessible Employment Standard requires you to make your employment practices accessible to meet the needs of employees and job applicants with disabilities. Learn how to meet the standard. Learn about the business case for hiring people with disabilities and the requirements of the Employment Standard under the AODA. Having an inclusive workplace and an accessible organization makes good business sense. You will learn: How the Abilities Connect Fund can help you and employees needing accessible workplaces. Ways to value ability employment, including the hiring and training of persons with a disability. How to create ability workplace solutions, including assistive devices, training, and assessments. This session is hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.
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Decoding the Gen Z Factor 1:00 pm
Decoding the Gen Z Factor @ Online
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
For the first time, Gen Z students, the generation following Millennials, are looking for their first internships or co-op positions or will be graduating from university. Are you ready to welcome them into your organization? Every year, TalentEgg conducts a nationwide survey of student opinions, goals and preferences for their future careers and employers of choice and presents the results in a published report to an audience of employers and career educators at the TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards and Conference. Over the past year, TalentEgg has been conducting additional informal outreach via social media and online surveys to obtain detailed feedback specifically from the Gen Z cohort in our community of students in university and college, as well as high school. The results reveal a startling departure from the stereotypical “Millennial” that provides a new framework for attracting young talent. Having grown up as the first native digital generation in history and in the shadow of a global recession, Gen Z young people demonstrate characteristics unique from their millennial predecessors that will influence the way employers attract, engage and recruit top young talent in 2018 and beyond. Mary Barroll, president of TalentEgg, will provide insights that will help you decode and attract Gen Z and communicate your employer brand most effectively to build your talent pipeline for the future. Key learning objectives for this webinar include: Understand the characteristics of Gen Z and how they differ from Millennials Discover what Gen Z are looking for in their careers...
The Cannabis Industry in Niagara: Economic and Academic Impacts 5:00 pm
The Cannabis Industry in Niagara: Economic and Academic Impacts @ Niagara College - NOTL Campus, Room W214
Jan 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join ncTakeOff on January 25th for a discussion on the Cannabis Industry in the Niagara Region. The panel will give an inside look into Canada’s cannabis industry, from economic and business opportunities to a new program at Niagara College. The panelists include: MP Vance Badawey, MP Christ Bittle, Niagara Region Economic Development department’s Blake Landry, and Niagara College’s Professor Bill MacDonald. Students, staff, and community members are all welcome. This event is hosted by ncTakeOff.
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Five Good Ideas About Government Relations 12:00 pm
Five Good Ideas About Government Relations @ Online
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
When approaching politicians with your issues, you will be competing for attention with many other stakeholder groups. To help politicians understand your issues, your message will need to be clear, crisp and concise. In this Five Good Ideas session, Jamie Watt, Executive Chairman of Navigator Ltd., will present his five good ideas on how to get your message heard – and acted on. This event is hosted by Maytree.
Bill 148 is Here, Are You Ready? 1:00 pm
Bill 148 is Here, Are You Ready? @ Online
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
It’s 2018 and some of the amendments in Bill 148 (Fair Jobs and Better Workplaces Act) are now in effect. Is your nonprofit ready to meet the new employment and workplace legislation requirements? Are you unsure what aspects apply to your organization and when they need to be met? In this free webinar, you will: Learn which aspects of Bill 148 came into effect on January 1, 2018 Better understand your responsibilities as employers to keep up with the new employment standards Discover what else comes into to effect on or after April 1, 2018 that nonprofits should be prepared for Who should attend: Executive Directors, board members, management and employees of Ontario nonprofits with paid staff. This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Nonprofit Network.
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Niagara Funders’ Round Tables
Niagara Funders’ Round Tables @ Fallsview Casino Resort
Jan 29 – Jan 30 all-day
The Niagara Funders’ Alliance is a partnership of private, public and corporate sector funders who work collaboratively for the well-being of the community by sharing knowledge and information related to community resources, needs, priorities and trends. You are invited to sector-specific Funders’ Round Table Sessions. These sessions will be hosted by multiple funders and will provide you information regarding their funding priorities, how to apply, etc. Please register for each session you wish to attend. For a full list of funders that will be present at each session, please click “Register”. Monday, January 29th, 2018 Social Services Sector (10am – 12pm) Arts & Culture (1:30pm – 3:30pm) Sports & Recreation (6pm – 8pm) Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 Environmental Sector (10am – 12pm) Grant Writing Workshop (1:30pm – 3:30pm) Parking in the Casino parking garage is complimentary from Niagara Casinos. These sessions are hosted by the Niagara Funders’ Alliance.
Webinar Series: Working Together Against Anti-Black Racism in Ontario’s Youth Sector 1:00 pm
Webinar Series: Working Together Against Anti-Black Racism in Ontario’s Youth Sector @ Online
Jan 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
How can Ontario’s youth sector work against anti-Black racism to create a more equitable Ontario, eliminating systemic, race-based disparities for Black children and youth? Join YouthREX for a two-part webinar series facilitated by Rania El Mugammar to explore how the youth sector can work together against the pervasive anti-Black racism that Black youth experience across multiple systems in Ontario. Rania will facilitate interactive and insightful conversations with guests, drawing from their rich research, practice, and lived experiences to deepen our understanding of how diverse Black youth are impacted by anti-Black racism, and to explore strategies for creating a more equitable Ontario. This webinar series is an opportunity for the youth sector to share knowledge and experiences to support Black youth. Webinar dates: Part one: January 29, 2018 Part two: February 14, 2018 This webinar series is hosted by YouthREX.
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Taking it to the Next Level: Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAMS) Summit 2018 8:30 am
Taking it to the Next Level: Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums (GLAMS) Summit 2018 @ The Royal Ontario Museum
Jan 30 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
The co-chairs of the Ottawa Declaration Working Group, Guy Berthiaume, Librarian and Archivist of Canada, and John McAvity, president of the Canadian Museum Association, invite you to participate in the second Summit, “Taking it to the Next Level: GLAM Summit 2018.” Building on last year’s Summit on the Value of GLAMS, “Taking it to the Streets,” this year’s conference will be an interactive day of discussion drawing on the following themes: Communities: How can collaborative relationships among GLAMS benefit local communities, as well as provide greater opportunities for building links and fostering community identity? Indigenous peoples: How can GLAMs work more closely with Indigenous peoples to renew relationships that are based on mutual understanding and respect? Private sector: How can GLAMS work with the private sector to encourage greater innovation? Government priorities: How can GLAMS advance their interests vis-à-vis various levels of government? Drawing from both panellists and participants, the “Taking it to the Next Level” Summit will develop a collective approach to strategic collaboration and visibility. Speakers will include Senator Patricia E. Bovey, Daphne Wood (Greater Victoria Public Library), Robert Spickler (formerly of the Canadian Conference of the Arts), Andrea Cohen Barrack (TD Corporation) and Chris Kitzan (Canadian Aviation and Space Museum), among others. Discussions will provide the opportunity to explore how GLAMS can demonstrate their value beyond the immediate sector. This event is hosted by Library and Archives Canada.
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Managing Your Money: Financial Planning for the Older Adult 10:00 am
Managing Your Money: Financial Planning for the Older Adult @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Managing Your Money: Financial Planning for the Older Adult Do you have questions about managing money? Join the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region to learn more. Register by January 24, 2018 by calling 905-687-3914. This session is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
Building Strengths-Based Resilience in Students 1:00 pm
Building Strengths-Based Resilience in Students @ Online
Jan 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Promoting mental health encourages the development of resilience. The reverse is also true: promoting resilience leads to better mental health. As resilience involves being able to recover from difficulties or change—to function as well as before and then move forward – students who are resilient can effectively cope with, or adapt to, stress and challenging life situations. Strengths-based resilience is designed to help students develop resilience, to equip them with knowledge, and then to use their strengths in difficult times. Presenters: Dr. Tayyab Rashid is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Health & Wellness Centre, and an associate faculty in the graduate psychological clinical science program at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) This webinar is a collaboration between the University of Toronto Scarborough and CICMH.

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Lunch & Learn: The Business Case for Creating Inclusive Workplaces @ Big Marco's Italian Restaurant
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Ontario’s Accessible Employment Standard requires you to make your employment practices accessible to meet the needs of employees and job applicants with disabilities. Learn how to meet the standard.

Learn about the business case for hiring people with disabilities and the requirements of the Employment Standard under the AODA. Having an inclusive workplace and an accessible organization makes good business sense.

You will learn:

  • How the Abilities Connect Fund can help you and employees needing accessible workplaces.
  • Ways to value ability employment, including the hiring and training of persons with a disability.
  • How to create ability workplace solutions, including assistive devices, training, and assessments.

This session is hosted by the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce.

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Decoding the Gen Z Factor @ Online
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

For the first time, Gen Z students, the generation following Millennials, are looking for their first internships or co-op positions or will be graduating from university. Are you ready to welcome them into your organization?

Every year, TalentEgg conducts a nationwide survey of student opinions, goals and preferences for their future careers and employers of choice and presents the results in a published report to an audience of employers and career educators at the TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards and Conference.

Over the past year, TalentEgg has been conducting additional informal outreach via social media and online surveys to obtain detailed feedback specifically from the Gen Z cohort in our community of students in university and college, as well as high school. The results reveal a startling departure from the stereotypical “Millennial” that provides a new framework for attracting young talent.

Having grown up as the first native digital generation in history and in the shadow of a global recession, Gen Z young people demonstrate characteristics unique from their millennial predecessors that will influence the way employers attract, engage and recruit top young talent in 2018 and beyond.

Mary Barroll, president of TalentEgg, will provide insights that will help you decode and attract Gen Z and communicate your employer brand most effectively to build your talent pipeline for the future.

Key learning objectives for this webinar include:

  • Understand the characteristics of Gen Z and how they differ from Millennials
  • Discover what Gen Z are looking for in their careers and employers
  • Learn how Gen Z search for job opportunities in the digital landscape
  • Identify the optimum media platforms to attract and engage Gen Z candidates
  • Strategize how to build an effective and economical pipeline for young talent

This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.

The Cannabis Industry in Niagara: Economic and Academic Impacts @ Niagara College - NOTL Campus, Room W214
Jan 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join ncTakeOff on January 25th for a discussion on the Cannabis Industry in the Niagara Region.

The panel will give an inside look into Canada’s cannabis industry, from economic and business opportunities to a new program at Niagara College.

The panelists include: MP Vance Badawey, MP Christ Bittle, Niagara Region Economic Development department’s Blake Landry, and Niagara College’s Professor Bill MacDonald.

Students, staff, and community members are all welcome.

This event is hosted by ncTakeOff.

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Five Good Ideas About Government Relations @ Online
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

When approaching politicians with your issues, you will be competing for attention with many other stakeholder groups. To help politicians understand your issues, your message will need to be clear, crisp and concise.

In this Five Good Ideas session, Jamie Watt, Executive Chairman of Navigator Ltd., will present his five good ideas on how to get your message heard – and acted on.

This event is hosted by Maytree.

Bill 148 is Here, Are You Ready? @ Online
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

It’s 2018 and some of the amendments in Bill 148 (Fair Jobs and Better Workplaces Act) are now in effect. Is your nonprofit ready to meet the new employment and workplace legislation requirements? Are you unsure what aspects apply to your organization and when they need to be met?

In this free webinar, you will:

  • Learn which aspects of Bill 148 came into effect on January 1, 2018
  • Better understand your responsibilities as employers to keep up with the new employment standards
  • Discover what else comes into to effect on or after April 1, 2018 that nonprofits should be prepared for

Who should attend: Executive Directors, board members, management and employees of Ontario nonprofits with paid staff.

This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Nonprofit Network.

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Niagara Funders’ Round Tables @ Fallsview Casino Resort
Jan 29 – Jan 30 all-day

The Niagara Funders’ Alliance is a partnership of private, public and corporate sector funders who work collaboratively for the well-being of the community by sharing knowledge and information related to community resources, needs, priorities and trends.

You are invited to sector-specific Funders’ Round Table Sessions.

These sessions will be hosted by multiple funders and will provide you information regarding their funding priorities, how to apply, etc. Please register for each session you wish to attend.

For a full list of funders that will be present at each session, please click “Register”.

Monday, January 29th, 2018

  • Social Services Sector (10am – 12pm)
  • Arts & Culture (1:30pm – 3:30pm)
  • Sports & Recreation (6pm – 8pm)

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

  • Environmental Sector (10am – 12pm)
  • Grant Writing Workshop (1:30pm – 3:30pm)

Parking in the Casino parking garage is complimentary from Niagara Casinos.

These sessions are hosted by the Niagara Funders’ Alliance.

Webinar Series: Working Together Against Anti-Black Racism in Ontario’s Youth Sector @ Online
Jan 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

How can Ontario’s youth sector work against anti-Black racism to create a more equitable Ontario, eliminating systemic, race-based disparities for Black children and youth?

Join YouthREX for a two-part webinar series facilitated by Rania El Mugammar to explore how the youth sector can work together against the pervasive anti-Black racism that Black youth experience across multiple systems in Ontario.

Rania will facilitate interactive and insightful conversations with guests, drawing from their rich research, practice, and lived experiences to deepen our understanding of how diverse Black youth are impacted by anti-Black racism, and to explore strategies for creating a more equitable Ontario.

This webinar series is an opportunity for the youth sector to share knowledge and experiences to support Black youth.

Webinar dates:

This webinar series is hosted by YouthREX.

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